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Skylark

Skylark collected at Hope’s Nose, Torquay on 18th June 1889. It is said to have once belonged to Ipplepen taxidermist Charles Garside (1881–1981)....

Spoon

A plain wooden spoon. Collected between 1885 and 1889. Donated by the Rev. Francis Julian Dyson in 1931....

Bolas

For hunting waterfowl on land, and most effective when thrown into flocks of birds. The bolas was used by both Alaskans and Siberians. Those with driftwood weights were...

Pot

The pot contains shells embedded in resin. Fibre strings tied around the neck hold bunches of shells and bones. The contents of the pot may contain medicines...

Violet-green swallow

Female violet-green swallow collected by WG Smith 8 May 1889. From RP Nicholls’ collection....

Power bundle

One strip holds a rattle (a pod containing beans). This may be a protective charm to ensure safety in childbirth. Collected before 1889....

Oil lamp

This oil lamp is recorded as being found in Babylon in 1912, when the area was part of the Ottoman Empire. In earlier times Mesopotamia had been part of the...

Northern rough-winged swallow

Study skin of a female northern rough-winged swallow. Collected 30 May 1889.by WG Smith. From the collection of RP Nicholls,...

Northern rough-winged swallow

Study skin of a male northern rough-winged swallow. Collected 8 June 1889 by WG Smith. From the collection of RP Nicholls,...